Minimum pulse repetition rate frequency for EMI enabled analyzers
June 9, 2022
The EMI toolkit available for many SIGLENT spectrum analyzers, such as the SSA3X, 3X Plus, SVA, and X-R series, feature a Quasi-peak detector that was designed to CISPR-16 specifications, which include pulse repetition rates. The EMI toolkit has been tested with pulse repetition rate minimum of 20 Hz, but has not been tested below this. … Continued
How to protect sensitive RF instrumentation
May 5, 2022
Spectrum and vector network analyzers like the SIGLENT SSA, SVA, and SNA series products feature very sensitive circuitry that can be easily damaged by electrostatic discharge or ESD. In many cases, ESD events aren’t obvious. It isn’t always a visible/noticeable event like the “wool sock shock” you may have tried as a child. ESD events … Continued
Common Fuse Information
February 9, 2022
Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued
SSA3000X, SSA3000X Plus, SSA3000X-R, SVA1000X audio output specifications
January 5, 2022
The SIGLENT analyzers feature an output that can source demodulated AM or FM audio Click for tips on AM/FM Demodulation Here are the specifications for the audio output: 3.5 mm Mono output. 16-ohm output impedance Output power of approximately 13 mW
December 28, 2021
Many SIGLENT products are RoHS compliant to EU 2015/863. This is also known as RoHS 3 Check the datasheet for the product in question to find more information.
Currently supported VNA calibration kits for the SVA1000X/SSA3000X-R Series analyzers
December 20, 2021
Here are the currently supported calibration kits for the SVA1000X and SSA3000X-R series of analyzers SIGLENT Details F503ME N-type, 50 Ohms F503FE N-type, 50 Ohms F603ME 3.5 mm, 50 Ohms F603FE 3.5 mm, 50 Ohms F504MS N-type, 50 Ohms F504FS N-type, 50 Ohms F604MS 3.5 mm, 50 Ohms F604FS 3.5 mm, 50 Ohms Keysight/Agilent/HP … Continued
What is the Distance-to-Fault (DTF) function measuring?
September 16, 2021
The Distance-to-Fault function (DTF) is an optional feature for the SIGLENT SVA1000X series of spectrum/vector network analyzers and is included free with the SSA3000X-R series of real-time spectrum analyzers. It is useful for determining the physical location of breaks, dielectric degradation, and other issues in cabling, connectors, and adapters. This technique utilizes a swept signal … Continued
What is the difference between SMA and 3.5 mm RF connectors?
September 14, 2021
SMA and 3.5 mm RF connectors are very similar and should be mechanically compatible, but do have some electrical differences that may be important for your application. For best performance, use SMAs with SMAs and 3.5 mm connectors with 3.5 mm connectors. If you question the connection integrity, you can use connector gages to verify … Continued
What technique does the SVA1000X/SSA3000X-R use for the Distance-To-Fault function?
August 12, 2021
The SIGLENT SVA1000X and SSA3000X-R series of spectrum analyzers have a Distance-To-Fault feature that is useful for determining the physical location of breaks, dielectric degradation, and other issues in cabling, connectors, and adapters. This technique utilizes a swept signal source to produce an output signal that covers a known frequency range. As the impedance of … Continued
Do your instruments support UDP communications over LAN?
August 5, 2021
Not at this time. Many instruments support communication via sockets (port 5025) and telnet (port 5024) but the port numbers cannot be changed. If you use VISA, you can implement LAN via TCP/IP, which does not need a port number. Here is a listing of current SIGLENT instruments with Socket and Telnet Support.